Best Bunion Exercises and Nonsurgical Treatment

Big Toe Circles

This is the simplest exercise, and it’s the best one to start off with if you have severe foot pain or difficulty walking. All you have to do is use your hands to gently and slowly rotate your big toe in a circular motion 20 times while seated. Then, reverse the direction. If bending over is difficult, you can perform this exercise with your foot on your knee.

2. Foot Curl and Point

While seated and holding your foot six inches off the floor, curl your toes while pointing your big toe at an angle towards the floor. Hold for 10 seconds. Repeat 20 times a set, and do 2 to 3 sets a session.

3. Raised Toe Resistance

Similar to the curl and point, sit in a chair while allowing your feet to hover 6 inches above the ground. Raise your big toe upwards as high as you can (without straining) while keeping the bottoms of your feet parallel to the ground. You can add gentle resistance to this exercise by using your hands to put a small amount of pressure on your toes while they’re lifting up. Hold each repetition for 10 seconds, and do 5 repetitions per foot.

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